Great service. Superb staff, chef, menu and meal.
The Lombardo family and their exceptional staff always provide a memorable dining experience. It is a beautiful restaurant and my wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and to our surprise a congratulations card and two glasses of champagne were brought to our table shortly after being seated. In a nutshell, the meals, deserts and ambiance are outstanding and we highly recommend giving Lombardo's a try for your next evening out or special occasion.
Always a special occasion at Tom's place. The top Italian restaurant in the top 10 of all restaurants in Western New York
A great place to celebrate any event or just dining with family. Our dinner were wonderful and the staff as well. They have a heated patio,which we often enjoy. One of the best trsturants in Buffalo
The food is stupendous and the service excellent. Be prepared to spend $100 a head.
Mr Lombardo is always a bright face when you walk in and is very welcoming. Aaron are server was great. One of my favorite places in the city.
First patio dinner for the season! I was planning on having the fixed price three course menu, until I got there and the server reviewed the daily specials. Soft-shelled crab. From the regular menu, grilled octopus salad and grilled fig salad. Everything very shareable. Knowledgeable servers, and lots of attention from staff without being intrusive. I am so enthused about this restaurant, already planning my next visit.
This was my first visit to Lombardo's. The ambience was terrific, our waitress, Susan I believe, was larger than life both in height and in humor. She knew the menu cold and provided awesome advice. The combination of a terrific wine selection, amazing plates and great service makes this my fave Italian restaurant here in Buffalo. I love octopus and it was served as a delicious appetizer. Grilled and garnished perfectly. My main was linguine nero with shrimp and calamari that also was scrumptious. Finishing off the meal with an Affogato left a fine taste and wonderful memory of a superb restaurant. Awesome work, we'll be back.
superior food. Best pasta in Buffalo. Steak and salmon were just right.
Excellent wine list.
If there is a special occasion where a great meal would put the "final touch" on the day, Lombardo's is the place! Top shelf drinks, expert wait staff, terrific made to order dishes are the main selling points, but the staff's attention to detail is impeccable.
We went for Mother's Day - it was an awesome time - we spent three hours here and had the best service ever. I can't wait to return!
Still my choice as the best restaurant in Buffalo. The Lombardi’s are warm and welcoming.
We don't dine at high end restaurants on a regular basis but everything was absolutely fabulous from the personal greeting at the door, delicious Italian cuisine, A+ servers, and valet parking. Truly added to the special occasion.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Lombardo's. The staff makes you feel special and the food is great. Also, where else can you go and dress up and not feel out-of-place. The noise level was so low that we could actually carry on a conversation without yelling. Lombardo's is the place to go to dine as opposed to just going out to eat dinner.
Had been looking forward to eating here for a few years, and finally had the opportunity. Veal was on chewy side, and steak was fair... maybe. Potatoes so powerfully seasoned to the point of being well overdone and almost unpalatable. Wine (high remarks for their recommendations), shrimp, and pasta were excellent. Expected so much better from things I’d heard, though. Service was very good, valet attendants exceptional, place itself is beautiful, but considering food quality, I’ve paid half and had tremendously better. Even the chocolate creme brûlée (my favorite dessert) was a disappointment. The custard texture was inconsistent and not creamy, don’t know how else to describe other than a stove top pudding gone wrong.
Great ambience, good service! Best salad was good, Wife loved the linguine pasta! I ordered the braised lamb shank and wasn't impressed at all actually (sauce cold and thin)! Calamari was pretty darn oily and saggy! Tiramisu was excellent and we ended ordering another one!
The dinner was to celebrate my son's birthday. Everything was perfect from the food to the service. The special touch of having a birthday card on the table when we arrived was wonderful.
Amazing food and service!
Always excellent food and service. Recently renovated, it's got a plush feel but not stuffy. My only critique is that some more affordable wines would be nice. You really can't find anything less than $45-$50. Doesn't stop me from going back, though.
Always a great experience at Lombardo's! Food is top notch, service is great. Got the table-side Caesar salad, which was really good. Scallop appetizer was perfect. And dessert - WOW! Chocolate creme brulee with frozen peanut butter mousse... and the server brought us some vanilla bean gelatto to go with - I can't stop thinking about how AWESOME it was!
Since it was my husband's birthday, they had a card at the table and put a candle in the dessert. Those touches make it so special!
Very good restaurant.
If you like to have a nice dinner in a classy atmosphere, it is the place to be. They even provide valet service.
Lombardo's is my go to place when entertaining out of town guests.
The restaurant and staff out did themselves. We were celebrating both a retirement and birthday, same person, and they really made the night enjoyable
My wife went here for the first time on 4/17/18. We had received a gift card as a Christmas gift, and decided to finally use it. We live over 45 minutes from this restaurant. All was wonderful. Our table was very private, the wine list extensive, the server was wonderful and very friendly and helpful. Our only disappointment, was that for an Italian restaurant, there we few pasta items on the menu. My wife loves lasagna, and there was none to be had. We would probably not go here again, as it is a bit pricey, and is a good distance from our home. By the way the chocolate martini and the dessert with the banana were absolutely to die for!!
Always always always the BEST WNY can do when it comes to fine dining!
I had reservations for 8:45, table was not ready when we got there.
We ordered the meatball appetizer and the waiter came right back saying we were too late another table got the last meatball dish.
Ordered a pizza instead. I just didn’t like the marinara sauce.
My dish was ok, but my husband had the veal Marsala and he said the veal was tough. I thought dessert menu was limited. Ordered coffee waiter brought over decaf coffee. I never said decaf. Staff was very attentive and nice, but we will not be back.
They always do a great job
Nice evening meal with good food and wine without much fuss.
Pleasant surprise. Price vs. portion was slightly skewed but quality did a decent job of making up for it.
Food and service is amazing. The gluten free pasta is handmade and the best we've had at any restaurant. Wine list is exceptional and the servers are extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
Always a treat to dine at Lonbardos!!
Ristorante Lombardo was much fancier than we expected, and we were somewhat underdressed - all the men were in at least business casual attire and many were in suits. However, we were still treated very courteously and the food was very good, if a little pricy for the portion size. They also brought a complimentary piece of very delicious cake since we were celebrating a birthday! I would definitely return for another special occasion.
When you book, choose your table, perimeter of the room. Portions modest. Bread not extraordinary. No expectation of reggiano, you have to ask. High price point, value - meh
This place is so special in every way. From the Valet Parking Attendant, the Coat Check person, the host & hostess, all the servers and of course our meal, out visit was outstanding. You cannot go wrong in selecting this place. A Buffalo gem!
We went for my aunts 60th birthday and the service and food was outstanding. Better than most restaurants in Manhattan.
My first time there and the staff was very nice friendly and knowledgeable. Greeted by very friendly staff and the bartender Jim, was great! Our waitress Carlene was funny friendly and extremely personable. She made our dining experience wonderful! I will definitely go back and will tell everyone to try Lombardo’s!
This was our first visit to Lombardo’s but it won’t be our last. We have been disappointed with other Italian restaurants since moving to this area recently, most had few creative dishes on the menu and serverd rather stereotypical red sauce mediocrity. Not so here! We had a beautiful grilled octopus appetizer , a nice arugula salad( it was a bit heavy on the cheese served on top but the flavor was really nice). I had the gluten free pasta with cauliflower and brown butter. It was fabulous. Although it wasn’t orecchiete as billed, it was fresh made in house and cooked perfectly al dente. What a treat! The affogato sundae for dessert was heavenly. And my new favorite cocktail is their Banal spritz; delicious. Our server, Chris , couldn’t have been more attentive, and we were greeted and dipatched warmly by Tommy Lombardo. It was just a great evening in a great atmosphere with terrific food. We were made to feel at home and served a wonderful meal like we were friends. You can’t beat that! Highly recommended.
Incredible food and atmosphere. Staff was so friendly and will be back.
Good food. Great service. Pricey on weekend. I’ll try the Pris Fix Monday through Thursday next time.